helen Posted April 10, 2013 Share Posted April 10, 2013 I do want some post Whole30 accountability. I did my first Whole30 in January (a success and it did change my life!), February I stayed about 90% compliant but was binging on sugar and snacking too much so decided to do a second Whole 30 in March. It didn't work as as well. Around Day 15 I ate chocolate and the next two weeks were a confusing mix of eating very clean and healthy and binging on sweets. Binging on sweets is a relatively new phenomena for me since I quit drinking alcohol regularly last summer. I am disappointed but trying to figure out how to slay the sugar dragon successfully without sinking into the unhealthy mindset of 'restrict then splurge/binge.' Goals for this month Post Whole 30: 1. Log (this is helping me a lot with the emotional aspects of eating). 2. Get off the computer no later than 10 pm (makes me go to bed). 3. Follow meal template. No snacking. Eat fish twice a week. 4. Foam roller at gym 3X a week (supposedly rolling my IT band is going to help with my hip tightness thus let me finally get Marichyasana A which I want for progressing in my primary Ashtanga sequence practice!). 5. Any offroad eating will not be mindless but mindful! Not going to eat a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies because my mom stresses me out or my kids are eating them or whatever! Mindfulness. 6. Lose 4 pounds. I'll be happy with 2 pounds. Bathing suit season is upon me. I am 43 and a mom to two young children and we spend a LOT of time at the pool with 20 and 30 year old moms so I want to feel strong and confident in my bathing suit so I enjoy the pool more. So, I guess I'll be happy with less belly rather than a smaller number on the scale. 7. Plant a plum tree. Yesterday Food Log: Meal 1: 2 eggs, green smoothie (kale, 1/2 cucumber, baby carrots, blackberries), coffee with coconut milk. Meal 2: tuna salad, Paleo banana bread with ghee Meal 3: swordfish with garlic and tomato topping, cauliflower rice Sleep: 9 hours (awesome). Exercise: 20 minutes elliptical, foam rolling (ouch), 10 minutes yoga Reflections: Sugar cravings are WAY down. I ate three solid meals although no veggies at Meal 2. I was so wanting to go out to eat last night but husband talked me out of it (he is successfully finishing his second Whole30 which is hard on my ego but alas I support him). I googled 'swordfish' as I've never cooked it and bought it because on sale at Earth Fare. The recipe was fantastic. The girls (age 4 and 6) played outside from 5-8 pm (eating dinner in their fort). Can I tell you how happy that makes me? Allergies much better this year. Could it be from no dairy or other inflammatory foods? Maybe as everyone around me suffering. My anxiety/depression is better but could be simply from sleep and sun. Feeling good today and optimistic. I want to try and recognize the good mood days. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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